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hillary clinton was the first presidential nominee to cast her vote. the democrat cast a ballot this morning at an elementary school near her home in chappaqua, new york. emerged smiling. they cheered madam president and her husband shook hands with people in the crowd. >> i will do the best i can if i am fortunate enough to win today. >> former president, bill clinton, says he is easer to be a political spouse and has had 15 years of practice. gop nominee donald trump and his wife melania cast their votes nearly two hours ago in manhattan. and put him in touch with the unfulfilled aspirations of the american people. he took to twitter typing today we make america great again and attended a rally in new hampshire and said he received
support from tom brady which giselle disputes. democrat dwight evans is attempting to jump from state representatives to a seat on capital hill in washington, d.c. he won the primary for the former seat of chaka fattah. and republican james jones lost the congressional bid in 2008. we asked both candidates about their plans. >> we need to find ways to create more jobs and grow more liveable wage job. >> create opportunities and new investments to come back into the community that is neglected for many year. >> we caught up with voters streaming into the dorothy emanuel center. members from the baptist church
were there as well. the pastor, evian waller says this is their mission. >> we are here to be encouragement to the voters and help ladies from their car to the door. we are here where there are long lines to make sure people don't give up. >> the pastor says he is aware of racial overtones but they have helped voters in the past two presidential elections. the action cam was in camden county where voters cast their ballots at 6:00 a.m. all 12 congressional seats are being contested and a ballot questions asks voters to approve or reject a casino outside of atlantic city. nora muchanic is live now in new
jersey. new jersey likes to do things early. >> reporter: that is true. we start at 6:00 here and things have been busy ever since, especially at this firehouse. the poll workers tell me by 10:00 this morning they had as many people voting as they do in an entire day. that gives you an idea of the level of interest in this presidential race, a race like no other. turnout is brisk in ewing interest in the presidential race is drawing crowds. >> i'm glad it's finally here and we can get in and vote. and hopefully a new change is coming our way. i'm sick and tired of the bickering back and forth. >> a difficult time for both candidates i hope it works out well it's a beautiful day and i hope everyone votes. >> with concerns of vote rigging they tell the voters this will
not happen. voting machines are not connected to the internet and tamper resistant seals on all machines. >> she is a woman but most importantly the experience that she has. for the white house. >> i don't care for hillary. i think she is a liar. so -- i'm going with donald. mr. t. >> you voted for trump? >> yes. >> most everyone they talked to said they were tired of the nasty campaign and glad it's finally over. whether it's trump or delicious they have a hard road to heal our country. >> back live now at the west trenton firehouse in ewing, and new jersey has ballot questions and congressional questions and local races, and the big draw is the highly contested
presidential race, the polls here in new jersey are open until 8:00. take your chance and get out and vote. i'm nora muchanic, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. pollsters say that the vote in the philadelphia suburbs could be the biggest battleground of all in determining our next president. a huge line cast ballots in chester county this morning. president obama lost chester county to mitt romney four years ago. jeff is talking to voters and joins us live from keith valley middle school in horsham. >> reporter: we are told that voting this morning was heavy in minneapolis county. it seems to have petered out in this precinct. they were able to get in and out in less than 5 minutes during the lunch time hour. they are glad the campaign season over and two there is no question whom they will vote.
>> in the first three hours more than 25% of the registered voter his cast their ballots. for these moms it was a historic moment they shared with their children. >> it's the first woman a historic moment especially with our daughters. oh my gosh it's election day. my son is too little, but i want her maybe to remember. >> in horsham voter turnout was strong and jim kennedy says he has no doubt who should be president. >> trump. >> why? >> because we need a businessman and not a politician in office. >> the debt is too high. >> trump supporters we spoke with acknowledged they don't like how their candidate speaks but the former never trumper likes his ideas. >> coming out with the policies, an agreed with the pol says, i
don't want four more years of obama. >> what happens in the suburbs could determine the race, not lost on voters. >> we are talking about hundreds of thousands of votes for a state as big as ours, it's a close race, so it does matter. >> voting officials say there was a few broken booths in upper and lower merion townships but they have since been fixed. a judge of elections tell me it takes voters more time in the booth a sign that more voters are splitting their votes. reporting live jeff jericho channel 6 "action news." >> one of the most contentious and costliest senate races in history is the one between pat toomey and katie mcginty. toomey's campaign says he will cast his ballot tonight. toomey is fighting for a second term in office.
and toomey's democratic opponent, katie mcginty cast her vote in wayne. money flooded in on both sides making it one of the most watched in the country. and josh shapiro spoke with voters this morning. he is running for attorney general of pennsylvania, the office held by kathleen kane. and john rafferty spoke to voters at audubon hmmry school. voters are choosing statewide offices including attorney general and also elect a state treasurer and state auditor general. mother nature is providing an all american spectacular forecast on this election day. taking a live look outside at the ben franklin bridge and we don't have any cloud cover
whatsoever. meteorologist, david murphy, has the poll watching forecast. >> it's a nice sunny day and mild too for election day. the way you want it. you look at satellite, cloud could have is streaking in from the west and we'll see more of that high cloud cover mixing with the sun. and generally speaking the bright and we are getting mild after what was a pretty start this morning. 65 in philadelphia and very similar numbers all the way up to allentown undone through millville and dover and at the shore cooler and 57 in cape may. winds are not that much of a factor, and getting milder and feeling comfortable with that and no major wind. here is what to look at 61 in philadelphia. 69 at 3:00, a couple of thermometers may hit 70. 5:00, 63 and 6:00, 61 and by the time we get to the polls closing across the region, temperatures
in the mid to upper 50s. we have rain on the way tomorrow and we'll have more on that on future tracker 6 and election day is winding up pretty nice and i don't even have a coat on this afternoon. >> 6abc.com is a go to source for election day and beyond. we have storm tracker 6 live. follow our meteorologists on facebook and twitter. much more ahead on "action news" at noon, voters in delaware are casting their ballots for a number of races including governor and the congressional seat where the frontrunner could make history. >> and if this election season has you stressed out you are not alone. ali gorman has ways to de-stress now that election day is here.
colin. and a number member of the house and a new county executive for newcastle county. if the democrat wins the u.s. house seat she will be the first woman and african-american woman to hold that office. this has perhaps been the longest election psych until history or at least felt like it. people are stressed out and looking for ways to relieve the anxiety. ali gorman joins us live from a polling place in center city with tips from the experts. this is no easy task ali. >> reporter: no, it's not matt. and almost everyone we spoke to out here agrees this is a very, very stressful election. you can take a look behind me, i'll show you the line outside. it's a lot shorter now than it was earlier this morning but people out here ready to do their part and looking forward to tomorrow and moving forward.
voters lined up election day is here and for some it couldn't come sooner. it has been the most stressful aggravating, interesting. >> ugly -- >> election i can ever remember. >> psycho therapist steven rosen burg says that election stress is real. negative from both parties and the fear of the unknown. >> that is what is grasping the public now they don't know what will happen. people fear the unknown and it's stressful when you do. >> as for whether casting a vote alleviates tension. >> i wouldn't feel good if i didn't vote but i don't feel relieved at all. ros ros rosenburg says it will take a while. meditate and exercise and get
back to nature. >> it's a beautiful night enjoy the nature, the stars are out and the moon shine and enjoy nature. >> reporter: yes, try to take a little break tonight if you can. watching the coverage, one more tip, at all costs try to avoid getting into political arguments and humans are adaptable we will eventually get through this matt. ali gorman, channel 6 "action news." >> ali i completely agree. if you have questions 6 abc has teamed up with the league of women voters, the hot line is open until the polls close. the number is 1-877-940-6222. we'll keep you up to date with election results throughout the day and join me, tam and car engining at 4:00 a.m. with a ligs of winners from the
presidential race and all it's local races. other news this noon, a woman was hurt when a fire raced through an apartment building in the park side section. the action cam was on the scene at north 42nd street. it started in the basement and spread to the upper floors. a woman is being treated for smoke inhalation. a young child died from a fire that happened in the olney section on thursday night of last week, the victim was 11 months old. firefighters found the baby and a 6-year-old inside of the burning home on east shelton street. and the 6-year-old remains in extremely critical condition and officials have not released a cause of that fire. still on "action news," a check of the accuweather forecast. a beautiful day, you heard ali gorman talk about this, exercise your right to vote or just exercise. david murphy has your accuweather forecast next. katie: my mom was a restaurant hostess
a massive sinkhole open up in japan, it measures 88 feet wide and 60 feet long. waters flooded the hole and is a buildings are without power. going out to vote this afternoon? >> i am. going with my son his first time. >> may take my daughter. >> geniuses think alike. >> is your daughter voting or not old enough. >> not old enough. this is my son's first time. as we look outside on sky 6 hd lots of sun at the shore we expect the shore to maintain sunny conditions throughout the day but philadelphia will stay bright and maybe a little more cloud cover sweeping in from the west as the day goes on. the forecast highlights, the day is bright and wednesday cooler with showers and the rest of the week probably dry but on the cool side.
lets get you to it. your temperature is 65 degrees your winds are fairly light at 9 miles per hour. probably not going too much higher than that the rest of the afternoon. here come the clouds, high and thin enough to allow continued sunshine but changing the look of things a bit. high temperatures are comfortable, 59 in philadelphia and 56 in wilmington and upper 60s in allentown and lancaster and reading. 66 in millville and all the numbers are well above average for this afternoon. here is how it goes the rest of the way. 67 degrees at 2:00, we'll get up to 69 at 3:00 and back to 66 by 4:00, 6:00, 61. if you are still voting at dinner time. not bad in philadelphia. some suburbs down into the upper 50s by then. and by 8:00 when the polls close, 55 across the region and 52 by 10:00. and then tomorrow a different sort of day, a front moves through we get clouds and
showers and 58 degrees, i don't know about the .50 inch of rain some other model runs show less rain overall. 4:00 up to 9:00, maybe a shower here or there. we'll be on the air at 4:00 a.m. to show you the showers and give you a heads up on late breaking election news. may be by the time you go to bed you may not know the result of the races and we'll be on early to give you the information. but 6:00 tomorrow night the rain is mostly over to the east and things begin to clear out. your seven day from accuweather no problems mild for election day the rest of the way and wednesday mostly cloudy and a chance of showers around. 58 is the high. and overall probably a .25 inch of rain and maybe less in spots. thursday mostly sunny and breezy and 57 is your high. friday is veterans day, partly sunny and windy and high of 63. for the coming weekend a chilly and windy day with a high of
just 49 and going down to 33 at night and the winds give us windchills making it feel like it's in the 30s at times so bundle up on saturday if you are out and about. on sunday for the eagles game we improve to 56 but breezy and cool so many a couple of layers beneath the eagles jersey and sun partly sunny and 60 and more rain on tuesday but somewhere in the low 60s. topping our people scene, angelina jolie and brad pitt reached a custody agreement over their children. jolie will have sole custody and pitt will receive what is called therapeutic visits. >> come back and give me a hand. >> chewbacca does more than just howl. the loveable weeky makes this
how is this for absentee ballot. nasa astronaut shane filed his ballot from a connection at the international space station which is in space. he launched in space back on october 19th. it allows u.s. astronauts who tiply cliff in houston to vote from space. >> your excuses are dwindling. >> all right stormtracker 6 live double scan is showing you we are dry. we showed you sky 6 pictures all morning long and that is what we have the rest of the way. it's fairly mild in most of our
northern and western suburbs with highs in the 60s. and not much wind and the same through the i-95 corridor and down south it gets a little bit cooler but not much. 65 in cape may and 66 in sea isle city. a great day and if you have the notion to vote there is no weather reason to stay home. an 8-year-old california girl is showing her patriotism in a great way. kayla fields whose father and grandfather are veterans, makes flags out of horseshoes, she is auctioning them off for veterans causes. she wants to be a welder for the u.s. navy when she grows up. stay with 6abc.com for election day 2016. "action news" continues on tv at 4:00 this afternoon and live team coverage as more of us head to the polls to cast ballots in a number of races, including president, u.s. senate in
pennsylvania and numerous other local races, we have you covered and we'll bring you all the results. that is it for "action news" at noon, look for live updates at 6abc.com and complete coverage later on "action news" at 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00. for david murphy, rick williams and sara bloomquist and the entire "action news" team i'm matt o'donnell. lets go vote.
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